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Residential Summer Session

The Upward Bound Math-Science Residential Summer Session is a six week experience. 

The Residential Summer Session begins with a one week virtual Senior Week for rising seniors. Senior Week sessions include, but are not limited to, the following:

      Senior Year Action Plan

      How to Choose the Right College / Adjusting Freshman Year

      How to Get Involved on a College Campus / Greek Life

      Financial Aid / FAFSA

      Out of State Virtual College Tours

      The Importance of Job Shadowing & Internships

      Study Abroad

      Managing a Job While in College / Balancing Classes with Athletics

      College Student Panel / College Faculty & Staff Panel

      Stress Management / Goal Setting

Next, students live on Lyon College campus for four weeks while attending classes, engaging in cultural enrichment trips, and participating in a wide variety of activities that prepare them to succeed in high school, college, and beyond. 

Class information is listed below, though new classes are offered each summer:

      Hands-On Research Courses Taught by Lyon College Faculty (e. g., Model Rocketry, Cryptography, Organic Chemistry, Psychology of Rock 'n' Roll, DNA & Genetics)

      ACT Prep

      English & Mathematics Courses

      Foreign Language (e.g., Latin, Japanese)

      Elective Courses (e. g., 3D Printing, Video Game Programming, Outdoor Experience, Photography)

Other Summer Session activities are listed below:

      Daily Tutoring Sessions

      STEM Industry Tours

      College Tours

      Community Service Projects

      Cultural Enrichment Activities (e.g., museums, theaters, monuments)

      Team Building Exercises

      And Much, Much More!

Finally, select students remain for a sixth week to travel on a five day trip where they tour additional colleges, meet more STEM experts, and experience various enrichment activities. Previously, students have traveled to Boston, MA and New Orleans, LA!

What is provided for the students?

      Room and Board on the Lyon College Campus

      Classroom Supplies (backpack, Chromebook, calculator, etc.)

      Field Trip Fees (meals, transportation, lodging, entrance fees, etc.)

      $15 Weekly Stipend

What is not provided for the students?

  • Personal Items (toiletries, bedding, towels)